May 21, 2012
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Baltimore City High School Students Awarded
Maryland Science Center's Glass Scholarships
College Scholarship Honors Achievement in Science
Two Baltimore City high school students were named recipients of the Maryland Science Center’s Dr. H. Bentley Glass Scholarship at a ceremony Saturday morning, May 19. Diamonique Clark, a student at the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute and Rita Gunter, a student at Western High School, were each awarded the $1,500 scholarship and a paid summer internship at the Maryland Science Center
Created in 1965, the Dr. H. Bentley Glass Scholarship honors Baltimore City high school students who intend to pursue post-secondary science, technology, engineering or mathematics education at a two or four-year college or university. Recipients are recognized for their academic commitment and achievement in the sciences, outstanding character and perseverance, and financial need.
“Rita and Diamonique’s dedication to, and achievement in, science and math education truly represents the goals of the Glass Scholarship,” said Van Reiner, President and CEO of the Maryland Science Center. “We are proud to honor them and are happy to help in preparing them for their bright futures.”
Saturday’s ceremony also honored 17 Baltimore City high school students for their prize-winning exhibits at the Morgan State University Science Fair. The students, who worked with local science experts on their projects as part of the Maryland Science Center’s After School Science Fair program, received year-long memberships to the museum.
About the Maryland Science Center
The Maryland Science Center at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor is visited by more than 500,000 people each year. Popular exhibits include: Dinosaur Mysteries with more than a dozen full-size dinosaurs and interactive paleontology activities; an exploration of the day in the life of the human body in Your Body: The Inside Story; and dozens of interactive experiments in Newton’s Alley. Other popular attractions in the museum include the Kids Room, the five-story St. John Properties IMAX Theater, and the world-famous Davis Planetarium.